The incident occurred in the seventh inning of the 8-4 loss at the hands of the Braves when the Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was thrown out by Jason Motte.
Pillar then claimed that the throw was made too quickly, shouting in the direction of the mound. It was the footage on television that seemed to incriminate him.
After the match, Pillar told reporters that he had been caught in the heat of the action.
“It’s the result of the frustration I feel, the way this series unfolds. It was immature, stupid and inapropriate. It’s part of the game, I’m a competitive guy. ”
The benches were emptied after this exchange, but no move was made.
Pillar added that he would contact Motte to apologize.
“He did nothing wrong, it’s my fault. I will learn from this incident and move on. It does not have to define who I am. ”
The voltage did not dissipate after the incident. In the eighth round, all the players once again found themselves on the pitch after Jose Bautista threw his stick after a home run.
Jace Peterson turned to Bautista as he bypassed the first cushion. Again, no one really fought, but O’Flaherty did not mince his words about Bautista’s gesture.
“It makes the games difficult to watch,” he said, “about the Bautista celebrations after his tours.
“It’s flashy. He hits a circuit as we lead by five points and throws his stick. I’m tired of that. ”
The Braves have beaten the Jays three times in a row, the last game of this round-trip series will take place on Thursday night.